George Gould (1825 – 1889)

George Gould (1825 – 1889)         Died of old age       Place of Death: Christchurch * Opened the first General Store in Christchurch.  It was sited on the eastern corner of Colombo and Armagh Streets.  This business was the beginning of today’s Pyne Gould Corporation and PGG Wrightson. Buried at the …

The Goulds

“On the east side of Market Place stood Mr. Gould’s General Store with a great barrier in the middle of the floor filled with fascinating coils of rope-like tobacco – fascinating because we thought it was good to having (having I suppose watched sailors and Maoris chewing lumps) till an experimentalising younger brother nearly put …

Memories of Elizabeth Hawdon nee Barker

Elizabeth Barker was the eldest daughter of Dr. A.C. Baker and his wife Emma. The Barkers arrived in Canterbury aboard the ‘Charlotte Jane’ on the 16th December 1850. Emma was pregnant with Elizabeth during the voyage. The couple already had three boys. Elizabeth was born on the morning of the 15th March 1851 under a …